Features

Track of the Day: ‘Heavy’ by Les Amazones d’Afrique

Les Amazones d'Afrique's new single introduces the band's new members: Niariu, Boy Fall & Jon Grace.

Revisiting WOMAD Select: a collector’s series of unique live recordings

WOMAD Select was a series of recordings capturing unique artists from across the world in performanc...

Sheila Chandra recalls her first visit to Real World Studios

A blog by Sheila as part of Real World Tales, marking the label's 25th anniversary in 2014.

Entering the sonic world of The Gloaming 3

Music journalist Michael Hann takes a look at the process of creating The Gloaming 3

10 things you must check out at this year’s WOMAD Festival

We set you on the right track with ten great tips for this year's WOMAD Festival.

All In The Family

Music journalist Campbell Stevenson takes a look at the relationship between musicians and family.

What is Qawwali? —A Beginner’s Guide

A brief introduction to the music of the Sufi mystics.

République Amazone: Track by Track

Exploring the lyrics of songs from the debut album by Les Amazones d'Afrique

Track of the Day: ‘Meáchan Rudaí’ by The Gloaming

The Gloaming's third album opens with a song based on a poem of the same name by Liam Ó Muirthile.

Brotherhood, Destiny and Rum!

Algerian singer Abdelli recounts his trip to the Cape Verde Islands and the meeting that would chang...

What Heat: Track by Track

Delving deeper into Bokanté's What Heat with Michael League & Malika Tirolien.

From Algiers to London: Abdel Ali Slimani gets an Invasion of the Heart

Abdel Ali Slimani shares the story of his music journey from Algeria to England.

5 albums that showcase the beautiful music of North Africa

Get to know the music of North Africa with these five essential albums from our catalogue.

New Dawn: Track by Track

Producer Søren Kjær Jensen looks at the songs on renowned Somalian ensemble Waaberi's 1997 album.